COVID-19

Tue
28
Apr

Texas governor details first phase of Open Texas plan

Special to the Bulletin

On April 27, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced the first phase of the State of Texas' ongoing plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19.

Under Phase I, certain services and activities are allowed to open with limited occupancy, and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is issuing minimum standard health protocols for all businesses and individuals to follow.

Sun
29
Mar

Community spread of COVID-19 found in Llano County

Llano County Courthouse

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Community spread is being called the cause of a third confirmed COVID-19 case in Llano County, Judge Ron Cunningham announced Sunday, March 29.

Local Health Authority Dr. Jack Franklin notified Cunningham and Llano Mayor Gail Lang at 10 a.m. Sunday there had been a third confirmed case of COVID-19 in Llano County and the patient's history “indicates this virus was contracted in a person-to person transmission which was not through household or known contact.”

The announcement moves Llano County into Phase 5 (Person-to-Person Spread in the Community) and Cunningham said the county “will be taking additional steps to contain and mitigate this virus in the most effective means available for Llano County.

Sun
29
Mar

Third COVID-19 case confirmed in Burnet County

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

As of Sunday, March 29, Burnet County now has three confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the county and officials are continuing to expect more positive tests in the next few days, County Judge James Oakley said.

“As I instructed yesterday, this virus is very much in our area. Please take every possible action to protect yourself. While we have encouraged citizens to get outside, witnessing large groups of people on individual boats is clearly unacceptable,” Oakley said. “If the rules that have been put in place are not respected, then I will be forced to enhance them and start clamping down on enforcement with fines & possible incarceration. With that, I am strongly advising adherence to the common sense principles that are included within the current order.”

Wed
18
Mar

Oakley declares COVID-19 'state of emergency'

 

 

Burnet County Judge James Oakley

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

Burnet County Judge James Oakley on Wednesday, March 18, declared a state of disaster for Burnet County due to a public health emergency in an effort to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The order activates the county's emergency management plan for the next seven days unless the state of disaster is continued by the Burnet County Commissioners Court, who were to meet Thursday, March 18.

Included with the declaration were a set of recommendations by the Burnet County Health Authority and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the county was advising the public to follow:

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